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Our Featured Pittsfield, MA Partner:
Friends of Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Inc.
Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life!
Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.
Pets at Our Shelter:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:
We hold stray dogs of Pittsfield, MA. We take in surrendered dogs and cats from surrounding areas, mostly Berkshire County.
We are a non-profit, formed by a group of animal lovers for the purpose of running the Pittsfiled MA Municipal Animal Shelter, renamed the Sonsini Shelter for a woman who championed its no-kill mission. We take in stray dogs to hold for their owners for the City. Beyond that, our mission is to find homes for strays who are not claimed and take in as many unwanted dogs and cats as we can help and find homes for. We are minimally staffed and run the shelter with the help of many dedicated volunteers. We cannot take every animal, but the animals at our shelter receive love and the care they need. Unless they are too dangerous to adopt out, or too ill to have a good quality of life, we will keep them as long as it takes to find them a good home.
Come Meet our Pets:
Our web site is www.pittsfieldanimals.org. Our open shelter hours are Tuesday & Thursday from 2-6pm, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-2. Directions to the shelter are on our web site.
Our Adoption Process:
We have a 2 page application which requests landlord, vet and two references. Standard adoption fees are $150 for dogs, $125 for kittens, $100 for cats, though there are some lowered fees for some elderly animals, or for the adoption of 2 cats or kittens. For cats, we prefer indoor homes but will adopt cats who have outdoor experience to indoor/outdoor homes. We do not require fenced in yards for dogs, but we do try to make sure the dog is a good match to a particular family. We require that adopters call us first to return an animal if they can't keep it.